Flash Flood Watch in Effect

...Heavy Rainfall Possible This Afternoon and Evening...

.A strong cold front will approach the area from the west this
afternoon and pass across the region tonight. Deep moisture ahead
of this boundary will lead to bands of showers and heavier
thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening. The potential
exists for 1 to 3 inches of rainfall with locally higher totals
from the Blue Ridge foothills westward into southeast West
Virginia.

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Including the cities of Danbury, Eden, Pearisburg, Radford,
Pulaski, Blacksburg, Floyd, New Castle, Roanoke, Salem, Stuart,
Rocky Mount, and Martinsville

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of north central North Carolina and Virginia,
 including the following areas, in north central North
 Carolina, Rockingham and Stokes. In Virginia, Craig, Floyd,
 Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and
 Roanoke.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* Bands of showers and thunderstorms could produce 1 to 3 inches
 of rain, with locally higher totals along the eastern slopes
 of the Blue Ridge.

* Excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding in urban areas
 such as Roanoke and Martinsville, and along creeks, streams
 and low lying areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Remember...TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.